Lagoon 42 Catamaran – creative styling, strong performance, and beautifully finished.
The Lagoon 42 Catamaran Features:
Well constructed and beautifully finished the purposeful Lagoon 42 Catamaran has all the elements of a great cruising catamaran. In 2017 she won Sail Magazines Best Multihull between 41 and 50 feet. In the same year scooped Cruising World’s Boat of the Year in the multi-hull 41-50 feet category.
- The open plan saloon and spacious cockpit combine with creative styling to make her feel bigger than her 42 feet.
- Her balanced rig, decent sailing performance, and great manoeuvrability under power are a winning combination.
- The raised helm position and great deck layout make communication and movement around the boat a breeze.
- Italian designed interior provides elegance and functionality for comfortable living below decks.
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ACCESSIBILITY AND OPERATION
At the helm, all the Yanmar engine controls and the B&G instrumentation are ergonomically laid out and the sail controls are easily accessible. There is plenty of room for two people and the design makes sailing this boat shorthanded a joy. The power winch on the coach roof is perfect for hoisting the mainsail. It also comes in useful when operating the dinghy davit. Access up-to-the boom is via a couple of steps, the boom itself is low and makes stowing the mainsail and zipping the stack-pack straightforward.
Having the raised helm neatly integrated with the cockpit makes communication up to and down easily. This means the helm has great visibility – forward and importantly aft – so this is especially useful if docking stern-to. The composite bimini has sliding hatches, making seeing aloft and setting sails simple. Roll-down clear screens are available for protection should the weather not be cooperative.
PERFORMANCE UNDER SAIL AND POWER
Under sail, the Lagoon 42 Catamaran feels balanced. The sixty-seven-foot mast is set slightly further aft than on previous models, reducing pitching and as a result, allowing for a self-tacking genoa set on a curved genoa track. The mainsail is set on a shorter boom and is just under 600 square feet. It is slightly smaller than you might expect. As a result, it is easy to handle and balanced by the larger than usual foresail. The two sails work well together and off-wind delivered over 8 knots average in 17-19 knots true in a slight chop. With a gennaker or spinnaker, the Lagoon 42 will deliver mid-teens performance in the right conditions.
Under power, the standard Yanmar 45HP engines work well, and there is an upgrade to the 57HP option if desired. You can expect 8 knots at 2600rpm in fairly smooth water.
The sliding door to the saloon opens wide and connects the cockpit with the saloon on one level. The U-shaped galley has a three-burner stove, extensive workspace, and storage. Fridge, freezer, and microwave are all neatly integrated. The central chrome-covered mast support provides a great hand-hold when on the move. Moreover, it also allows for a large forward lounge area with plenty of seating. The high vertical saloon windows provide great light and panoramic views and plenty of headroom. Two neat opening windows forward give generous ventilation at anchor. It is a very enjoyable and comfortable living space.
In the Lagoon 42’s hulls, the Italian Nauta Design delivers elegance and functionality, be it in the four-cabin or three-cabin version. Large fixed hull windows provide wonderful light and opening portlights add ventilation. In the four-cabin version, the aft cabins have double island berths and the bathrooms offer saltwater electric heads and a separate shower area. The forward berths are doubles with neat side access and have their own combined head/shower. In the three-cabin version the master suite, with separate head and shower forward and lounge area mid-ships, is to starboard. Each cabin has AC plugs and optional USB charging points. Both versions offer extensive storage throughout.
The deck and hull are constructed using infusion and vacuum injection. This process provides high-quality composite optimizes weight saving without compromising strength. As a result, it is also better for the environment. The interior furniture is made of resin-infused reconstituted wood, Alpi®, making it robust. This allows a wide range of shapes with high quality, long-lasting handcrafted finishes, as well as contributing to environmental sustainability.
If you would like to buy a Lagoon 42 Catamaran, for private use or for placing in our highly regarded charter fleet in the Caribbean, or would simply like to learn more about this or another Lagoon model, call or email Robin Hodges at email@example.com.
- Design Year
- Hull type
- Length (LOA)
- 12.8 m / 42 ft
- Model Length
- 12.8016 m / 42 ft
- Beam (width)
- 7.7 m / 25 ft 3 in
- 12,000 kg / 26,455 lbs
- Sail area
- 90 m2 / 969 ft2
- Draft (depth)
- 1.25 m / 4 ft 1 in
- Primary fuel tank capacity
- 300 L / 79 gallons
- Water capacity
1 x 300 L / 1 x 79 gallons
- Engine make
- Engine size
- 45 hp / 33 kW
- Engine size (optional)
- 57 hp / 42 kW
- No. of engines
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